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Using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for ultra-high resolution

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • This study is the first to use an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for mapping moss beds in Antarctica. Mosses can be used as indicators for the regional effects of climate change. Mapping and monitoring their extent and health is therefore important. UAV aerial photography provides ultra-high resolution spatial data for this purpose. In addition, we collected highly accurate and GPS transects to generate a detailed DEM. We calculated a topographic wetness index based on the DEM and compared it to the UAV photography to evaluate local growing conditions. This preliminary study shows that a UAV is an ideal platform for capturing ultra-high resolution imagery.

Authors


  •   Lucieer, Arko (external author)
  •   Robinson, Sharon
  •   Turner, Darren (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Lucieer, A., Robinson, S. A. & Turner, D. (2010). Using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for ultra-high resolution. 15th Australasian Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry Conference (pp. 1-12). The University of Nottingham,Nottingham, United Kingdom: The Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society.

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Place Of Publication


  • The University of Nottingham,Nottingham, United Kingdom

Abstract


  • This study is the first to use an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for mapping moss beds in Antarctica. Mosses can be used as indicators for the regional effects of climate change. Mapping and monitoring their extent and health is therefore important. UAV aerial photography provides ultra-high resolution spatial data for this purpose. In addition, we collected highly accurate and GPS transects to generate a detailed DEM. We calculated a topographic wetness index based on the DEM and compared it to the UAV photography to evaluate local growing conditions. This preliminary study shows that a UAV is an ideal platform for capturing ultra-high resolution imagery.

Authors


  •   Lucieer, Arko (external author)
  •   Robinson, Sharon
  •   Turner, Darren (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Lucieer, A., Robinson, S. A. & Turner, D. (2010). Using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for ultra-high resolution. 15th Australasian Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry Conference (pp. 1-12). The University of Nottingham,Nottingham, United Kingdom: The Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society.

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 12

Place Of Publication


  • The University of Nottingham,Nottingham, United Kingdom